The Wandering Teapot

Our story

Since 1989 our community organisation has empowered thousands of vulnerable people to regain their dignity and lead a happy and independent life again. In 2018 we launched our socially minded tea shop to help support these life-changing community programs.

Our vision

Our social enterprise vision is to help those less fortunate through a simple action - a cup of tea.  With every purchase you make, 100% of our profits goes back into compassionate projects that encourage independence to people affected by poverty & homelessness.

DOING GOOD. TASTES GREAT

Our tea not only tastes great and is good for you but it provides an opportunity for youth to develop real ‘life’ skills to empower them to find long-term employment & life long success.

Visit The Wandering Teapot - buy some life-changing DigniTEA today!


Community Cubed

Co-working desk space

Need a desk & some wi-fi for a day?  Maybe a month…work all-day in our modern hot desk environment with onsite teahouse to help keep you nourished.

Collaboration shop

Our unique shop offers members a place to sell new products & promote services. Consumers engage in an interactive shopping experience using their smart devices in store.

People and Programs

Surround your business with professionals, mentors and workshops that are readily available onsite to help your business succeed.

Visit Community Cubed - your success is our business


Urangan Community Centre

The Urangan Community Centre is managed by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc.  It is located in the tranquil setting of the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, located on Elizabeth Street, Urangan.

The Centre has a number of rooms available for community, business and private events hire including a beautiful wooden floorboard Hall (capacity 100 people), which features a roller door opening onto a spacious outdoor deck and rainforest garden.  The Centre also features a commercially licenced kitchen.  There is also a meeting room suitable for up to 6-10 people.

Visit our Venue Hire - for more information


Fraser Coast Social Plan

Our Social Plan has been developed to highlight our unique lifestyle and guide us to strive for the best possible outcomes for the Fraser Coast  community. This Social Plan was developed through a partnership between the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and Fraser Coast Regional Council utilising funding provided by the Australian government’s Building Better Regions Program.

Between March and August 2018 there were a number of community consultations across the Fraser Coast community. From these consultations the following four key themes have been identified.

  1. Diverse Community
  2. Community Health
  3. Aging Community
  4. Youth and Family
  5. Natural Environment

Read more about the Fraser Coast Community Social Plan


Conversations Creating Change

A professional development, planning and networking program to facilitate change in our community.


The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre has co-hosted Planning, Development and Networking events since 2013. The broad aim of this series is to develop a new way of "seeing" and talking about our community.

We want to embed in our local community's conversations the idea that we are more than the government's descriptors of disadvantage. By hosting a friendly environment to build, explore and support alternative stories, we hope to encourage discussions that will bring about real change. 

Since August 2014, the catch cry of "Conversations Creating Change" emerged as a framing statement for these events and has been used since.